The other day I saw a chart illustrating the growth of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the federal budget. The chart and article were produced by www.bankruptingamerica.org and it showed these three items growing from 16 percent of the Federal budget in 1967 to a whopping 41 percent of the budget in 2011. I believe that there are two reasons for this.
Twelve youths will represent Great Bend at a national fine arts competition this summer.
Faith Community Church will host the Central Kansas Missions Conference, Aug. 3-4. Faith Community Church is located one mile west of 10th and Patton, Great Bend, on West Barton County Road.
Bishop T. Larry Kirkland Sr., 114th Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will preach at Myers Chapel AME Church, 1511 Ninth St., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 29. The Rev. Martin F. Grizzell, pastor of the church, said Myers Chapel is pleased to welcome Bishop Kirkland, the presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church.
MACKSVILLE - Macksville High School's head track and field coach Jennifer Gillespie was designated the Class 1A Boys' Track and Field Coach of the Year for the 2012 season by the Kansas Cross Country/Track and Field Coaches Association.
A Called to Greatness basketball camp will be held on July 23-24 at Great Bend High School.
Rest easy, Colts fans. The Andrew Luck era can now officially begin.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Felix Hernandez worked quickly in the rising heat.
LONDON (AP) - Transforming the Olympic Stadium into a rural idyll is proving far from serene for Danny Boyle ahead of the opening ceremony.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - About 150,000 people came to Kansas City from out of town to attend baseball's All-Star events earlier this month.
BAGNERES-DE-LUCHON, France (AP) - Britain's Bradley Wiggins overcame the mountains and challengers to retain the yellow jersey, while Spain's Alejandro Valverde won the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday.
This article was updated Friday afternoon.
HOISINGTON - Ryan J. Booth, age 28, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born October 26, 1983 at Hoisington the son of Randy and Rebecca Sue (Martin) Booth.
YORK, Neb. - Harold C. Newsome, 73, of York, Neb. died July 16 at the Grand Island Veterans' Home in Grand Island. Born July 19, 1938 in Ellsworth, he was the son of Cecil and Gertrude Newsome. In 1962 he moved to York, Neb. He married Karen Epke in January of 1968 in Grand Island, Neb. The couple made their home in York, Neb.
TOPEKA – The Great Bend-based Family Crisis Center was awarded a grant for its crime victim and witness program, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Thursday.
ARLINGTON, Texas - Jameis Winston said No. 1 Florida State did a little celebrating in the locker room after leaving the field seemingly less than thrilled with a closer-than-expected win over Oklahoma State.
ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia's Todd Gurley is uncomfortable in front of the cameras.
NORMAN, Okla. - In the old wishbone days at Oklahoma, Barry Switzer's teams often would have three or more backs put up big numbers.
At 6:40 p.m. Saturday, the Kansas Highway Patrol troopers assisted the Barton County Sheriff's Department with an armed rural Barton County man who had been involved in a domestic battery case, according to a news release from KHP. The man was shot by a KHP trooper in a shoot-out and later died of his wounds.
MANHATTAN - Kansas State ran up the middle. Ran to the left, then to the right. Even got crazy and threw a couple short passes to running backs out of the backfield on Saturday night.
NEW YORK - Caroline Wozniacki trusts her stamina so much that she plans to return to New York in two months to run a marathon.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise.
The Quicksilver softball club will hold their tryouts on Sunday at Harms Field.
For Charlotte Masson, learning is a way of life, but once she had finished her master's degree, going back to school for a third time wasn't an option.
You'd have to live under the covers not to know we spend one-third of our lives sleeping or trying to fall asleep. Between grabbing those nighttime Z's and passing out on the couch, sleep dominates much of our nightly life.
Junk food is not only unhealthy and addictive, but it appears to stifle any willingness to try new foods, according to a study led by the University of New South Wales Australia.
Betty J. Kramer, 84, died Aug. 31, 2014 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, Kansas.
CHASE – Margery A. Rondeau, 83, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Lyons. Born Nov. 30, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., she was the daughter of Max and Agnes Engelbert. She married Richard F. Rondeau Aug. 21, 1948, at Minneapolis. He survives. She was a resident of Chase since 1999, having lived in Belpre and San Diego.
Ruth Lorene Ward, 91, died Aug. 30 at Golden Plains Care Center, Hutchinson. She was born July 15, 1923 at Brownell, the daughter of Jesse Dailey and Sarah Eliza (Rankin) Weathers. Ruth married Floyd Cecil Ward March 13, 1940 at Hutchinson. He died Jan. 2, 1996. She was homemaker and worked in the kitchen at USD 428 and St. Rose Hospital
The Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association (KARA) bestowed its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Roger Long of Rosen's Inc. in Great Bend. The award presentation took place during the organization's annual meeting on Aug. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.